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Degree Overview

Master of Science in Information Systems

At South University Austin, the Master of Science in Information Systems program is built to be a technology-focused degree that teaches you how to manage information and technology in the modern age of information. Offered in our new Online + On Campus learning format, you will have the opportunity to learn alongside your peers while still having the capacity to meet the demands you face as a professional. The first week of the quarter is spent in the classroom, getting to know classmates and faculty, followed by an alternating schedule of one week online and one week on campus.

Whether your background is primarily in business or technology, this Information Systems program can prepare you to seek career enhancement and leadership opportunities. The curriculum covers key technology areas like information systems in converged networks, modern software development methodologies, business intelligence, governance, information security, and emerging technologies.

Course Requirements

Master of Science in Information Systems: 48 Credits
Foundation of Business Courses (Choose 1): 4 Credits
LEA5125 Leadership Ethics, Culture, and Politics, 4 Credit Hours
MBA5001 Organizational Behavior and Communication, 4 Credit Hours
MBA5004 Managerial Economics, 4 Credit Hours
MBA5005 Law and Ethics for Managers, 4 Credit Hours
MBA5008 Quantitative Analysis and Decision Making, 4 Credit Hours
Foundation Information Systems and Technology: 8 Credits
MIS5020 Information Systems Fundamentals, 4 Credit Hours
MIS5030 Emerging Technologies, 4 Credit Hours
Core: 28 Credits
MIS6000 Principles of System Development, 4 Credit Hours
MIS6010 Project Management, 4 Credit Hours
MIS6020 Corporate Information Systems Management, 4 Credit Hours
MIS6210 Decision Support Systems, 4 Credit Hours
MIS6211 Data Management, 4 Credit Hours
MIS6230 IT Audit, Control, and Compliance, 4 Credit Hours
MIS6250 Organizational Information Security, 4 Credit Hours
Elective (Choose 1): 4 Credits
MIS6160 Information Design and Usability, 4 Credit Hours
MIS6161 Human Computer Interaction, 4 Credit Hours
MIS6212 Cognitive Computing, 4 Credit Hours
MIS6231 Risk Management, 4 Credit Hours
MIS6262 Network Operations Management, 4 Credit Hours
MIS6990 Information Systems Internship, 4 Credit Hours
Capstone: 4 Credits
MIS6995 Information Systems Capstone, 4 Credit Hours
Note(s):

South University, Online Program offerings may not be available to residents of all states.  Please contact an admissions representative for further information.

Admission Requirements

Please see the South University academic catalog for program specific admissions requirements.

Outcomes

Upon finishing your degree, you should be able to:

  • Understand how information systems impact business operations and decision-making, and demonstrate an ability to design, develop, analyze, and modify information systems to meet specific business needs.
  • Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, an understanding of methodologies to identify, assess, and implement information systems.
  • Demonstrate discipline-specific knowledge in the following areas: business intelligence, data management, information systems management, information security and risk management, and project management.
Success Stories

Outstanding Education for Remarkable Careers

We're committed to helping our graduates make impact in their professional and personal lives. We applaud our business and technology alumni and the difference they make. 

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Erika Wiggins Grad Alumni
Class of '11
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

“I'm recognizing more about what I'm really capable of at South University. When you have education, you have a foundation, and you have something that will propel you to growth and strength in the world.”

Endora Todd 2004
Endora Todd Grad Alumni
Class of '04
Bachelor of Business Administration

“The organization serves a unique population of students who see value in small class sizes, individual attention and support before, during and after graduation”

La'Sondrick Bridges 2011
La'Sondrick Bridges Grad Alumni
Class of '11
Master of Business Administration

“After talking it through, I realized I could go to school and work full time as well They really care about you and want you to succeed.”

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Leah N. Williams Grad Alumni
Class of '09
Master of Business Administration

“A few years ago, I decided that I wanted to take my career to the next level and realized that an MBA would allow me to achieve that goal. When I first showed interest in South University, I met my admissions officer, Shakeara Hudson. She made the application process as easy as possible, and then she checked on me continuously while I was a student just to make sure I was on track to complete my MBA. She even attended my graduation ceremony and spoke with me afterwards.”

Tom Andrew 2012
Tom Andrew Grad Alumni
Class of '12
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

“What has helped me the most at South University has been the flexibility. I've taken classes online and on campus. I will complete my last class in the spring and graduate in June 2012.”

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